Saturday, March 15, 2008

Goddess Thoughts

Last week I hosted a women's art retreat here in my home and art studio. It truly was a "GODDESS ART RETREAT" as we gathered to create art dolls. We nurtured and honored ourselves just as I imagine a Goddess would do. There were organic foods, homegrown vegetables, fresh cheeses, wholesome artisan breads, clean fruits and exotic teas. We slept late, dressed comfortably, took walks in the sunshine and sipped red wine. Now I do not consider myself the true definition of a "goddess" as I do not possess supernatural powers, fame, nor wealth, nor am I to be worshipped...but wait! ah yes! I do worship myself in my daily walk as I surround myself with a beautiful home, nurturing friends and delicious home cooked meals. In fact my partner Matt honors all that is feminine within me...lover, artist, mother and in his words "bestest girlfriend ever!" Now that's what I call feeling like a Goddess! For the past month I have the opportunity to photograph several women in my community as we are planning a fundraiser for the local animal shelter. I am honored that these "goddessy" women have allowed me to capture their beauty and spirit thru my camera lens. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our "WOMEN OF ROUND TOP" Calender hot off the press in a couple weeks! The collage above is a combination of goddess images thru-out my home and art studio....the first watercoloring was handpainted by my dear friend DawnVanderstoep, the editor for all our calender photographs! She is a fulltime Goddess as the wife of Cameron, mother of two precious little boys, Evan and Conner, and artist-painter-graphic designer, and YES! that is her beautiful pregnant self with her last son, Conner! "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher" ~Oprah Winfrey~


Anonymous said...

Deb I am honored to be your friend... Thank you for helping me to see with in myself and find the real woman I am meant to be... You are such an inspiration! I love you!


Anonymous said...


I loved hearing about your Goddess weekend and seeing all the wonderful goddess dolls. Everyone's probably all just "spinning" today! And Dawn had another little boy!! Congratulations Dawn.

Love! Bunny